Ch 9: Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education

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Enhance your understanding of assessment interpretation and communication in special education with help from the study tools in this entertaining chapter. Engaging lessons, mini quizzes and a chapter exam can quickly and effectively boost your knowledge as you prepare for an upcoming test.

Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter offers a fun and engaging examination of assessment interpretation and communication in special education. Review a variety of informative lessons developed by top instructors to gain greater insight into the basics of summarizing assessment results, communicating with ELL parents and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • List and define basic terms used in standardized test scores
  • Discuss the basic statistics of score distribution as related to summarizing assessment results
  • Explain how to diagnose learning disabilities and interpret formal and informal assessments of students with learning disabilities
  • Describe the procedures involved in using assessment information for students with learning disabilities
  • Detail some challenges of determining how to share assessment data with students and stakeholders
  • Identify and discuss strategies for communicating with parents of ELL students

The lessons in this chapter are fun to review and easy to navigate. Feel free to study any lessons in any order and as many times as you'd like, and take their accompanying quizzes to assess your comprehension of the concepts they explore. Questions that arise while examining this chapter can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. When ready, gauge your overall understanding of assessment interpretation and communication in special education by taking our practice chapter exam.

4 Lessons in Chapter 9: Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education
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Understanding Standardized Test Scores

1. Understanding Standardized Test Scores

In this lesson, you'll learn about the basic terms used in standardized test scores, such as scoring curves and the standard deviation, which can help you explain test results to parents and students. You'll also discover how most students perform on standardized tests and have the chance to assess your new knowledge of the topic with a brief quiz.

Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

2. Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

Summarizing test results is a critical component of the assessment process. In order for results to be used effectively, they must be summarized in a way that allows educators to compare the achievement of one student to others. This lesson will describe the first step in summarizing results: understanding the basic statistics of score distribution.

Sharing Assessment Data with Students & Stakeholders

3. Sharing Assessment Data with Students & Stakeholders

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the misunderstandings stakeholders have about testing and score reports to identify ways that teachers can prepare to communicate outcomes of student assessments with students, parents, and colleagues.

Communicating with ELL Parents: Outreach & Strategies

4. Communicating with ELL Parents: Outreach & Strategies

Having trouble touching base with the parents of your ELL students? Not sure where to start? This lesson will help. We'll go over some strategies you can use to reach out to your students' parents.

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